Westfield Sydney - The Structural Challenges

Presented by:

  • Mike Haysler -  Senior Technical Director, Hyder Consulting

Sometimes the strategic location of a site in the centre of a city and the potential of creating a valuable asset allows engineering challenges to be undertaken that would normally be discarded due to cost, complexity and risk.  On Sydney City, Hyder has been fortunate to share our clients vision and use innovative engineering solutions to these challenges whilst ensuring the sequence of construction maintained the structure in a safe and stable condition at all times.  To validate this process a real-time monitoring and warning system was developed that measured structural movement against accurately predicted movement based on environmental conditions at that time. 

Sydney has been transformed with the opening of Westfield Sydney, a retail and commercial precinct situated below the iconic Sydney Tower. It encompasses the Centrepoint, Imperial Arcade and Skygarden sites, the re-modelled 100 Market Street and a new 27 storey commercial tower.

This presentation will discuss a few of the structural challenges faced and explain how they were overcome.

The Speaker: Mike Haysler is a Senior Technical Director at Hyder Consulting. He has over 35 years’ experience working as a civil and structural engineering consultant.

His experience includes high-rise structures and major developments in city centres. He is a former president of the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers NSW.

Mikes projects include Federation Square, 1 William Street, Brisbane and Westpac Place Sydney.

This event will start at 6:15pm in the Turner Theatre at The University of Melbourne, Botany Building, Parkville  (Building 122, Grid E13 on this map.)

Eventbrite - IStructE Technical Meeting : 01 September 2014

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